|Project by g1hopper||posted 11-25-2009 11:37 PM||1983 views||5 times favorited||19 comments|
This past year has been a bit difficult for my family, more so for my wife. Last March she was told that she had breast cancer. Most people are well aware that a Pink ribbon is a symbol of Breast Cancer awareness. What you may not know however, and I learned after some research, is that one of the things that a purple ribbon symbolizes is General Cancer Survival.
The general construction of the rocker was inspired by the works of Sam Maloof. The idea for the back support, color selection and placement is of my design. As you can imagine, the back supports design and my desired to create this rocker came from the year my wife has had and how well she has done fighting cancer and keeping her spirits up.
The rocker is from Walnut and Purple Heart. In my opinion these pictures do not truly show the wonderful colors and grain pattern of the wood. One of my co-works that also does photography on the side said he would take pictures of my work in a couple of weeks. I am sure the pictures he takes will turn out much better. I will try to get some of those pictures out when that happens.
-- Steve, Omaha, NE